US Secret Service agents took President Donald Trump away from a press conference on Tuesday after allegedly fired shots near the White House. According to Trump, the gunman in question was shot by authorities.
Footage from the press conference shows Trump being interrupted by agents during his speech, only to apologize and leave the press room. US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has also been removed from the room.
Trump announced after the incident that he had been taken to his office. The shooter has been taken to a hospital.
According to the president, the shots were fired outside the fences around the White House, but on the edge of the site.
As yet nothing is known about the identity and motives of the suspect.